22 February 2018 – Go Lokal!, the leading retail concept store which showcases high quality and innovative Philippine products crafted, designed and manufactured by the country’s Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), will launch its newest collections for 2018 at a Buyers’ Day on March 08, 2018.
The Buyers’ Day is an opportunity for buyers to check out the new products of over a hundred MSMEs from the product development program of the Design Center of the Philippines, exclusively for Go Lokal!. The event will be highlighted with the awarding of Top Brand discoveries of 2017, startups that fulfilled their goal of creating value, supporting dramatic bottom-line results and acting as a strategic asset to customers worldwide.
The Buyers’ Day will be held at the GoLokal!ConceptStore@DTI located at the Ground Floor, Trade and Industry Building, 361 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City. For more information on Go Lokal!, please visit its website at golokal.dti.gov.ph.
Helping MSMEs maximize e-commerce capabilities. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) teamed up with telecommunications giant PLDT and Go Negosyo to equip more than 100,000 MSMEs with digital solutions and expand opportunities through e-commerce by 2020. Through the partnership, PLDT and Go Negosyo will provide the three Ms strategy of money, mentorship, and market through Negosyo Centers to help MSMEs thrive in becoming globally competitive, and contribute to the economy. At the MSME e-commerce enablement program launch were (from L-R) PLDT SME Nation Head Mitch Locsin, DTI-Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) Director Jerry Clavesillas, DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion Assistant Director Marievic Bonoan, PLDT Enterprise SVP and Head Jovy Hernandez, League of Provinces of the Philippines Executive Director Sandra Tablan-Paredes, DTI-Regional Operations Group (ROG) Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya, DTI-ROG Assistant Secretary Demphna Du-Naga, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Jose Ma. Concepcion, PLDT Chief Revenue Officer Eric Alberto, and Voyager and PayMaya President and CEO Orlando Vea.
As part of the Trabaho, Negosyo agenda of the administration, which puts center the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and job generation, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has set its sight on providing both for Filipinos.
This has become prevalent with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reported the growing interest and enthusiasm of Filipinos in venturing into business as more and more entrepreneurs turn to Negosyo Centers for assistance for MSMEs and aspiring entrepreneurs.
In the 2017 Negosyo Center year-end performance monitoring report, a total of 614,417 entrepreneurs have been assisted by these centers—leapfrogging from the June 2017 performance report of 595,573 clients assisted since the inception of Negosyo Centers in 2014.
DTI Regional Operations Group (DTI-ROG) Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya stressed that the huge surge of entrepreneurs assisted was due to the government’s support for MSMEs and the advancing of MSMEs as economic movers of the country.
“2017 has been the year for Filipino MSMEs as the country hosted the ASEAN. With ASEAN, MSMEs were given the much needed attention in order to advance the country’s economic agenda,” Maglaya said.
With more MSMEs turning to Negosyo Center for assistance, Maglaya attributed the entrepreneurship surge to the agency’s continuing drive to introduce entrepreneurship as a steady source of income, while also recognizing the agency’s partnerships with other national government agencies, and non-government organizations (NGOs), local government units, and big corporations.
“We’re very grateful to Filipinos that they realize the huge help they get from entrepreneurship and how business contributes to society by providing employment and lifting the economy,” Maglaya said.
Philippine MSMEs account for 99.5% of the total number of established businesses and employ 62.8% of the country’s workforce, contributing substantially to the country’s manufacturing output and total employment, making it critical engines of economic growth and development.
To encourage aspiring entrepreneurs, Negosyo Centers have also conducted 11,043 skills, managerial and entrepreneurship training programs, the report showed.
Maglaya explained that Negosyo Centers are very effective in reaching out Filipinos in the countryside with DTI tallying a total of 718 centers throughout the country.
Under the current administration, a total of 343 Negosyo Centers were established, she added.
The Republic Act No. 10644 or the Go Negosyo Act aims to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), promote ease of doing business, facilitate access to grants and other forms of financial assistance, Shared Service Facilities (SSF) and other equipment, and other support for MSMEs through national government agencies (NGAs), ensure management guidance, assistance and improvement of the working conditions of MSMEs; and facilitate market access and linkaging services for entrepreneurs.
24 November 2017, Manila – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) teams up with listed property developer DoubleDragon Properties Inc. in the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the provinces through the Go Lokal stores. Under the partnership, DoubleDragon will operate and manage Go Lokal stores in all CityMalls branches.
Go Lokal!@CityMall will be launched nationwide tomorrow, November 25, 2017 in CityMall Imus, Cavite. Registration starts at 11:00 am.
Visit Go Lokal! Store outlets @SMKultura Makati, @Rustan’sMakati, @Glorietta@, @Robinson’sPlaceManila, @EnchantedKingdom and @GoLokal!ConceptStore@DTI located at the Groundfloor, Trade and Industry Bldg., 361 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently opened the 11th Negosyo Center in National Capital Region (NCR) at the Plaza Central in Poblacion, Muntinlupa City to promote local entrepreneurship and provide one-stop shop assistance to micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in the city. DTI-Regional Operations Group Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya acknowledged the efforts of the Muntinlupa Local Government in providing assistance to MSMEs, which facilitate local job creation, production and trade in the city.
On the other hand, Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Frenesdi said that Muntinlupa is always a willing partner of DTI as he encouraged entrepreneurs to maximize the services offered in the Negosyo Center, which will equip them with the know-how and how-tos of entrepreneurship needed to upscale their businesses.
The launching of these Negosyo Centers are in line with the Republic Act No. 10644 or the Go Negosyo Act which aims to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); promote ease of doing business; facilitate access to grants and other forms of financial assistance to MSMEs; provide access to Shared Service Facilities (SSF) and other equipment; and other support for MSMEs through national government agencies (NGAs); business registration assistance; ensure management guidance; assistance and improvement of the working conditions of MSMEs; and facilitate market access and linkaging services for entrepreneurs.
Opening the Negosyo Center in Muntinlupa City are (from L-R) Local Economic Investment and Promotions Office (LEIPO) Officer Garry Llamas, Muntinlupa City Representative Ruffy Biazon, Muntinlupa Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry Officer Elvie Sanchez-Quizon, Undersecretary Maglaya, Muntinlupa City Mayor Frenesdi, Muntinlupa Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry Officer Chito Borromeo, City Administrator Eng. Allan Canchuela, DTI-NCRO Area II Head Rowena San Jose, and Muntinlupa City Councilor Dhes Arevalo
26 October 2017, Manila – With 280 exhibitors in 2×3 sq. meters of exhibition space virtually overflowing in Megatrade Halls 1-3, the Sikat Pinoy National Arts & Crafts Fair focuses on the living traditions of the country’s indigenous people to preserve our rich cultural heritage. Complementing the wealth of heritage and artisanal products on display, the fair is also a “festival of the senses” with a daily program of onsite artistic performances, skills demonstrations, and entrepreneurship learning sessions. As Department of Trade and Industry Assistant Secretary Rosvi C. Gaetos stated in her opening remarks, Sikat Pinoy National Arts & Crafts Fair has gone beyond the usual “flea market” style bazaars and is presenting the best products of the regions.
The Sikat Pinoy National Arts & Crafts Fair is at the Megatrade Halls 1-3, 5th Level, Mega B, SM Megamall and will run from 26-29 October 2017. The Sikat Pinoy National Arts & Crafts Fair is a project of the Department of Trade and Industry.
In photo: DTI Asst. Secretary Rosvi C. Gaetos opens Sikat Pinoy National Arts and Crafts Fair 2017.